1 The God of gods, even the Lord hath
spoken and called the earth from the rising
up of the Sun, unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, which is the perfection of
beauty, hath God shined.
3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep
silence: a fire shall devour before him, and a
mighty tempest shall be moved round about him.
4 He shall call the heaven above, and the earth
to judge his people.
5 Gather my Saints together unto me, those
that make a covenant with me with sacrifice.
6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness:
for God is Judge himself. Selah.
7 Hear, O my people and I will speak: hear, O
Israel, and I will testify unto thee: for I am God, even
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices, or
thy burnt offerings, that have not been continually
9 I will take no bullock out of thine house, nor
goats out of thy folds.
10 For all the beasts of the forest are mine, and
the beasts on a thousand mountains.
11 I know all the fowls on the mountains, and the
wild beasts of the field are mine.
12 If I be hungry, I will not tell thee: for the world
is mine and all that therein is.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls? or drink the blood
14 Offer unto God praise, and pay thy vows unto
the most High,
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: so will
I deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
16 But unto the wicked said God, What hast
thou to do to declare mine ordinances, that thou
shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth,
17 Seeing thou hatest to be reformed, and hast
cast my words behind thee?
18 For when thou seest a thief, thou runnest with
him, and thou art partaker with the adulterers.
19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and with thy
tongue thou forgest deceit.
20 Thou sittest, and speakest against thy brother,
and slanderest thy mother’s son.
21 These things hast thou done, and I held my
tongue: therefore thou thoughtest that I was like
thee: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order
22 Oh consider this ye that forget God, lest I tear
you in pieces, and there be none that can deliver you.
23 He that offereth praise, shall glorify me: and
to him that disposeth his way aright, will I show
the salvation of God.